Government Teacher Abbey Plein
Kaitlyn Bitrick, Staff Reporter
- 12th grade Government.
- Taught Government and US History at AHS in 2019, then Civics at Journey Middle School before coming back to AHS to teach Government.
- “I decided to teach because I had a really hard time in school. In middle and high school I did not see the point of school. I just wasn’t interested in doing what people told me to do and doing it because that’s what I was supposed to do. After high school, I worked in Athens, Georgia, and then in Washington D.C. Eventually, I was like, ‘This is really hard, life is harder than it was in high school,’ and I felt like I was wasting an opportunity. So I went to community college and then transferred to UVA. I remembered the way that teachers I had in middle and high school put all of this mentality in me that I could perform well and grow as a student, they believed in me. So eventually I came around to wanting to be that kind of teacher. I coached soccer for a little and learned that I really like working with young people.”
- “My favorite day of the week is Friday. You get the anticipation of the weekend but don’t get stressed about the next week.”
- “A fun fact about me is I worked in a restaurant called Lauriol Plaza in Washington D.C. and Bill Clinton came in so I met him! He had this charismatic energy surrounding him, and I understood how he could get people to vote for him.”